Welcoming Xicha Brewing’s Dunkel

Author: Jason Harris
March 22, 2018

On a recent visit to Xicha Brewing in West Salem, I was able to sample Matt Dakopolos’ most recent creation: Dunkel. Some may not know this, but Matt has a Czech and German influence in his brewing and is excited to bring these styles to the Salem brewing scene.

Dunkel is a lager that is very heavy on Munich malts. It’s very dark, as you can see below – but is remarkably smooth and slightly complex. Xicha’s Dunkel reminded me of a bit of a dark ale, chocolatey and sweet…but not overly sweet. It’s 5% and has 30 IBUs.

Salem beer fans should go to Xicha and sample this amazing Bavarian lager. Let us know your thoughts below!